The introduction of the Champs-Élysées as the grand finale in 1975 added a new dimension to the Tour de France, and the famous finish beneath the Arc de Triomphe is an intrinsic part of the race’s appeal. In its 40 years on the Tour, the Champs-Élysées has been the site of so many dramatic moments, from Greg LeMond’s defeat of Laurent Fignon in 1989 to Djamoladine Abdoujaparov’s...
Amid all the speculation about the validity of Tour de France leader Chris Froome's performances, three-time Tour champion Greg LeMond assured that the Sky rider's performance is 'within the realm of human performance'. Ahead of Froome's spectacular ride on the first Pyrenean mountain finish in La Pierre-Saint-Martin, a video surfaced online that overlaid Froome's supposed power...
Ullrich should return his yellow jersey, says LeMond Jan Ullrich, winner of the 1997 Tour de France, “should think about giving back his yellow jersey,” Greg LeMond told the German BILD tabloid newspaper. “For his entire life he will have to come to terms with what happened in his career,” LeMond said. “I said it this way about Floyd Landis and Tyler Hamilton: You have...
He had worn yellow in the Critérium du Dauphiné and set a previous UCI Hour Record earlier this year but Rohan Dennis moved into a new league on Saturday with a time trial demonstration in the Tour de France that left former world champions Tony Martin and Fabian Cancellara floundering around the Utrecht. To illustrate the magnitude of Dennis’s ride in Utrecht, his time of 14...
Via Cycling News
July 04, 2015
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) U.S. cycling great Greg LeMond has rejected calls for Lance Armstrong's life ban to be reduced, saying ''if there's anybody who deserves a ban, it's this guy.'' LeMond told a news conference in Adelaide, where he is attending the Tour Down Under cycle race, that Armstrong's doping activities ''took a good 10 years out of my life.'' He said the seven-time...
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January 21, 2015 | Discuss
Director - John Dower Length - 90 minutes with commercial (78 minutes without) Installment - #62 of 30 for 30/ESPN Films series Most Similar To - 9.79 as well as ESPN-distributed Senna. Grade - Right outside of the top ten. Review- Unless you’re an individual who just can’t enjoy a sports documentary unless it covers a sport you’re not overly familiar with, Slaying The...
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